Who are some underrated drummers in your opinion?




Ok so I know it is always widely known who the best are, but who are some you feel don't get enough credit for their amazing talent. Can be classic band or more recent. One of my picks is Michael Shrieve, former drummer for Santana. What a drum solo!


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Most Helpful Guy

  • All of them are underrated cause I don't know any drummers lol except Dave Grohl.

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    • 2mo

      I mean yeah, most pop artists don't even have drummers and most people don't even listen to the drumming so...

What Guys Said 12

  • Most of the drummers I really like aren't underrated by the people who listen to the band.
    Mike Portnoy (of Dream Theater fame)
    Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
    The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold... R. I. P.)
    Brand Dailor (Mastodon)

    One that pretty much nobody knows is Ted Kirkpatrick, from Tourniquet, which is a Christian thrash metal band (which explains why nobody knows them). But he's fucking great.
    https://youtu.be/egbhTXgqOzE
    https://youtu.be/D8i-Nn8TJ_Q

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  • There are a lot of amazing street drummers whose talent gets unnoticed and eventually lost :(
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqJdzYY_Fas

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  • I don't know his name, but the drummer from offspring is pretty good. I just like their stuff in general.

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  • Max Weinberg of the E Street Band.
    www3.pictures.zimbio.com/.../...y+AGscspb2imfl.jpg

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  • Phil Collins, Chester Thompson

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  • I don't know because of your age whether you know the band or not but Larry Mullen Jr of U2 is by far the most accomplished musician in the band.

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  • Joe Nunez, formerly of Soulfly. That guy really knows how to swing the sticks and kick the pedals.

    It's too bad that he doesn't want to work with the Cavaleras ever again, due to bad blood over salary disputes.

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  • Nic Pettersen
    Ilan Rubin

    Look them up...

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  • I pick Lars Ulrich from Metallica. Not just based on drumming skill, but also on his song writing skills. Many bands don't even write hardly any of their songs, but he has wrote many of Metallica's songs.

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  • Ringooooo 😊

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  • Bernard Purdie. He is a jazz drummer.

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  • Rick Allen from Def Leppard... He only has one arm, and he still rocks every concert.

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What Girls Said 2

  • Mike Portnoy
    Neil Peart
    The Rev

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  • Everyone on the drum line for all marching bands. Damn, I frickin love their stuff. GO BAND ❤️

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